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Ipswich: New road for John Lewis site will be ready for Christmas

19:36 12 November 2012

New road at Futura Park

New road at Futura Park

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A SECOND road into the new Futura Park retail centre is due to be opened by Christmas – easing the traffic chaos that accompanied the first days of trading for the new Waitrose and John Lewis at home stores.

The new stores opened last Thursday, and there were immediately long queues of traffic trying to reach them.

The only way on or off their Futura Park site at present is from the already-busy roundabout on Ransome’s Way that serves the Euro Retail Park.

Over the first few days of trading long queues of traffic built up beyond the Warren Heath roundabout on Felixstowe Road and to the Nacton Road/Ravenswood roundabout.

Now the developers of Futura Park have pledged to get the second road, from the stores to Nacton Road, open very soon.

A spokeswoman for developers AquiGen said: “AquiGen is aiming to get the new road (Crane Boulevard) from Nacton Road to the new roundabout at the junction with James Bennett Avenue finished in time for Christmas and this will be ahead of the current schedule but everyone is working hard to try and achieve this.

“We suspect the congestion was around the excitement of the launch and this won’t continue to be a problem.”

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3 comments

  • What utter tosh. The council is so desperate for money it lets more and more things be built but the road network stays the same. Cycle infrastructure is non existant, the bus service poor at best. The site still has many more units to be added, not to mention 2 new developments due to be built near to that area.

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    Jack Scoggis

    Monday, November 12, 2012

  • The road into the WaitroseJohn Lewis stores is not the problem, parking is, with John Lewis making access to the site easier, all this will do is add to the parking problems, that still exist today, several days after the store opening.

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    keithp

    Monday, November 12, 2012

  • Perhaps they should rename it, Wait-Roads!

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    A Rust

    Monday, November 12, 2012

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